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The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Penguin Modern Classics) by [Delafield, E.M.]
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I re-read, for the nth time, E.M. Delafield's dry, caustic Diary of a Provincial Lady, and howled with laughter (India Knight)

She converts the small and familiar dullness of life into laughter (The Times)

I finished the book in one sitting, leaving the children unbathed, dogs unwalked, a husband unfed, and giving alternate cries of joy and recognition throughout (Jilly Cooper)

A Pooterish masterpiece of 20th-century humour (Christopher Fowler)

In the pages that follow is laid out the best of British womanhood, and you will fall in love with a capable, funny, clever, and never cloying woman ... EM Delafield has provided us with a faithful and funny and lasting record of having it all at a time when the concept was so alien that it didn't even exist (Rachel Johnson)

About the Author

Widely regarded as one of the funniest English authors and an heir to Jane Austen, E.M. Delafield was born in Sussex in 1890. She took the name Delafield to distinguish herself from her mother (De la Pasture), also a novelist, and wrote over 30 books which could be 'as laugh-out-loud funny as PG Wodehouse' before her death in 1943.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1862 KB
  • Print Length: 547 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; UK ed. edition (1 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GED8DR4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #144,072 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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